Thursday, November 29, 2018

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates

Well hello there! I'm so excited to show you our entryway today! Even though we'd been doing the  exterior project, I couldn't really do anything but watch so I took on a quick for-now makeover of the entryway. *This post contains affiliate links.

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To fully appreciate what it looks like now, here's what it looked like the day we moved in.

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

For a little while we had the green door (SW Fresh Balsam) and while I loved it, from the outside it was too dark for the shaded house.

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

The tile isn't what I want but I'm not interested in gutting it yet. It sounds too tiring, dusty and expensive so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try painting it.

First I scrubbed the floor really well. There's a super helpful tip at the bottom that I would use here. Make sure and keep reading. I primed it with this Kilz Adhesion Primer.


We used a product like it on the oil based paneling in our old house but I forgot about it until an Instagram friend, Laura @makingourhaven used it to completely overhaul her bathroom. I'm talking floors. In a bathroom. That gets wet.... She showed a video where she was scraping it with her fingernails and nothing was happening. SCORE!

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I painted 2 coats of primer and gave it a while to dry. By 'a while' I mean a couple weeks. That's little bit overkill (it needs 2 hours) but we had a lot of rain and I just didn't have the energy to do it while my family needed to come in and out with wet boots on.

After that I gave it two coats of the base color. I used the same sample paint from the stencil in our mudroom. The color was closest to the concrete floors everywhere else in the livingroom. Sherwin Williams 'mega greige.'

Then I used this brush and the pinwheel stencil from Royal Design Studio Stencils. I chose the 6" one because that's the size of the tiles I was covering.

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

I skipped tiles so that the one before has a little time to dry before I overlapped it. 

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

It was a lot of up and down. I rinsed and cleaned the stencil every 10 or 20 squares just so that dried paint wouldn't come off onto the floor.




I took a time lapse of the painting process. It probably took 2 hours from the start of using the stencil to painting on the clear top coat. That's $30 in supplies (I already had the paint colors, top coat and stencil brush) and a few hours... so worth it for pretty floors while we fix up more pressing spots in our home.

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

SUPER HELPFUL TIP: Once the "tiles" were dry I did some touch up work with a tiny brush then attached a microfiber cloth to our swiffer to clean off anything that may have found it's way onto the floors. I didn't think about this specific problem solving idea until this step. It would have been helpful after cleaning the floors before the primer and on every step after.

I used this product from my parent's stenciled floors and the mudroom to protect the paint.

That's it!

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

Most of it is protected by the rug which makes me feel better about it being long lasting.

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

Plus it's a pretty busy pattern with lots of contrast so I like that it's covered up a bit.

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

Stenciled Floor and Entryway Updates | House Homemade

That's it! I'm so happy I did it. The floors flow better now. Also, I may be a little more motivated to rip up more carpet now...

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